BOSTON - In the 29th round of the First-Year Player Draft, the Orioles selected right-hander Jake Pinar of San Juan Hill (Calif.) High School. In the 30th round, they took center fielder Anthony Vega of Manhattan College in New York.
Here’s the Red Sox lineup:
Mike Aviles SS
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Kevin Youkilis 1B
David Ortiz DH
Will Middlebrooks 3B
Adrian Gonzalez RF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Darnell McDonald LF
Marlon Byrd CF
Josh Beckett RHP
Matt Wieters has eight hits in his last 16 at-bats after totaling three hits in his previous 42 at-bats.
J.J. Hardy has hit in six straight games, going 9-for-28 (.321) and has reached safely in 35 of his last 38 games.
Adam Jones has hit in 24 of his last 25 games, going 34-for-100 (.340).
The Orioles’ bullpen leads the American League with a 2.50 ERA.
The Orioles have won six straight at Fenway Park and seven of eight.
The Orioles are 11-8 against the Red Sox since the benches emptied in Fenway Park on July 7, 2011.
The Orioles have won their last seven extra-inning games, including three against Boston. They’ve played 27 extra innings this season, with 18 coming against the Red Sox. They’ve outscored their opponents 16-3 after regulation. They’ve outscored Boston 7-0.
According to Elias, the longest extra-inning win streak in Orioles history is eight games (July 9-Sept. 12, 2010 and June 14-Aug. 29, 1997).
The Orioles are 10-9 in series openers and 9-9 in series finales. In games in between, they’re 12-6 (6-3 on the road.)
The Phillies will send the following starters to Camden Yards for the three-game series that begins Friday night:
Joe Blanton (4-6, 5.27 ERA), Vance Worley (3-2, 3.38 ERA) and Cliff Lee (0-3, 2.92 ERA).